DEVELOPING A NEW NUMBERING METHOD FOR PAPYRUS THROUGH USING CO2 MACHINE AND U.V LASER PRINTER
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Khalil, H. 1 (*), Metawi. R. 2 & Kandil, D. 2
1 PhD Student, DHMS Program Museum Studies dept., Faculty of Tourism and Hotels Management, Helwan Univ., Egypt.
2 Tour Guidance dept., Faculty of Tourism and Hotels Management, Helwan
Numbering is a vital process in museums; it provides a unique identification for each object. Without numbering, objects cannot be tracked or utilized in a museum. Sometimes adding numbers to artifacts can be very challenging due to artifacts diversity in shape and materials. Numbering must be durable as it holds the identity of the artifact as it allows the curator to track it easily and retrieve information quickly. This number is connecting the object with its own other information such as; documentation, description and current condition of the object. A range of new numbering techniques appeared and practiced in many museums beside the traditional ones. This paper will point out and focus on one of new numbering method developed and planning to be applied for the first time on glass mount that hold papyrus in the Grand Egyptian museum through using CO2 marker machine and U.V laser printer. Both methods are tested on glass mount and results compared to select the better method to be applied. It was found that both methods provided sustainable numbering on papyrus mount. Numbers made by these two methods are durable and can’t be removed from glass but, one approach was preferred over the other as it will be revealed in this paper.
Labeling Papyrus Glass mount Collection care Sustainable U.V laser printer CO2 laser machine
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